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New Mexico State's Mumme settles lawsuit with former players

Updated: June 21, 2007, 7:48 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State and coach Hal Mumme announced a settlement Thursday in a lawsuit brought by four former football players who claimed they endured religious discrimination because they are Muslims.

The case was scheduled to go to trial Monday. Both sides said they were pleased the settlement was reached before then.

"Our motivation was to put this issue behind us and to avoid a contentious, prolonged legal battle that would have done little but continue ...

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